Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.
C.F.A. Voysey

The C.F.A. Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the achievement of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors. It is the Society's objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey's life and work and to help to maintain his legacy.


  • The Society was formally launched on 1st January 2012, so we shall soon be five years old. In that time we have grown to a membership of nearly 240 people, published five issues of our journal, The Orchard, and held five annual lectures and numerous house visits and other events. We plan to build up a contingency fund to help us broaden our activities in the future. Please support us.
  • We are delighted to report that the Landmark Trust is now actively pursuing the possibility of taking over Voysey's Winsford Cottage Hospital in Devon, with a view to converting it to a combination of holiday accommodation and community uses. More information.

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CFA Voysey

Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey on 5th July 1932, by Lafayette Ltd, © National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG x48251, and reproduced under this licence.

The header quotation comes from "Some fundamental ideas in relation to art" by C.F.A. Voysey, Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (vol.31, 1924), p.303

Page last amended 3rd November 2016